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Ways to Survive Crazy Public-Water Duck Hunting Openers
Posted on: 09/28/16

It might be the most anticipated day of the year, but you hate it. Go ahead. It’s OK. Admit that you love yet despise the opening day of duck season if you hunt public water. Further, you’ve waited all year to hit the marsh again, and you feel compelled to hunt. So you return to hard-hunted public marshes year after blood-boiling year. But there’s hope. By adjusting your planning and mindset, you can find happiness opening day. Here's how...

Top States for 2016 -17 Trophy Whitetail Bucks
Posted on: 09/26/16

What makes a trophy buck? The argument can be made for a buck’s score based on antler scoring systems like those from Boone and Crockett, or Pope & Young. But what really defines a trophy is you. So for the sake of our discussion here, let’s look at the states that give you the best chance of tagging a buck you’ll happily call a trophy...

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Hunters: Venison Needed to Help Families in Need This Fall

With hunting season in full swing, hunters from across the nation are walking the woods & fields. Each year, hunters, meat processors, and food pantries help the families in need all over the country. The generosity of hunters has been incredible and the need for venison is great so...

California 2016 Youth Essay Contest Offers Shot at Lifetime Hunting License
Posted on: 10/22/16

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and California Wildlife Officers Foundation are again co-sponsoring the annual “Passing on the Tradition” essay contest for young hunters. The California Wildlife Officers Foundation will recognize one grand prize winner with a lifetime California hunting license, valued at more than $600. Second and third place winners will...

Minnesota Angler Catches Massive Muskie on Mille Lacs Lake
Posted on: 10/22/16

Chris Rudzitis caught this massive muskie on Minnesota’s Mille Lacs Lake, the same lake that recently hosted the Bassmaster Elite’s final event of the 2016 season. This huge muskie measured 57. 5 inches in length and 27.5 inches in girth, and weighed an estimated 55 pounds, a true heavy weight! Chris was using a...

For First-Time Minnesota Deer Hunter, Big Buck is Only The Beginning
Posted on: 10/22/16

The Duluth-area resident Teresa Head was in for several surprises the first time she went deer hunting in Minnesota Saturday, Oct. 15. Chief among them was her harvest of a 17-point buck in the waning daylight of that first day hunting. Many would consider her harvest the deer of a lifetime – it weighed...

Nebraska Firearms Deer Hunting Season Opens Nov 12
Posted on: 10/22/16

With trophy-quality deer, over-the-counter permits, $5 youth permits and the opportunity to hunt the rut, there are many reasons for Nebraska hunters to join the field. The November 12-20 deer firearm season is fast approaching. Archery season is still underway, ending Dec. 31. December is also the month for...

Oregon Has More Opportunity for Rogue Valley Trout Anglers
Posted on: 10/22/16

ODFW’s Cole Rivers Hatchery had more trout than stocking plans called for, giving an unexpected bonus to trout anglers. Additional trout were purchased from Desert Springs Trout Farm. The following waterbodies received rainbow trout in the past week...

Pennsylvania's New Mandatory Life Jacket Requirement Starts Nov 1
Posted on: 10/22/16

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding boaters that beginning November 1 and lasting through April 30, they are required to wear a life jacket while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or on any canoe or kayak. The requirement applies to all Pennsylvania waters...

Pennsylvania 2016 Firearms Deer Hunting Season Opening Soon
Posted on: 10/22/16

The board adopted a slate of SPLIT FIREARMS DEER SEASONS for 2016-17, retaining a split, five-day antlered deer season (Nov. 28-Dec. 2) and seven-day concurrent season (Dec. 3-10) in 18 Wildlife Management Units. The list includes...

Pennsylvania Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens Oct 29
Posted on: 10/22/16

The slate of Pennsylvania turkey seasons approved represents a reduction in the length of the fall seasons in four Wildlife Management Units, WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A and 4C. Those four WMUs all have shown indications of declining turkey population trends. The fall season in WMUs 1A and 2A is reduced to one week (Oct. 29-Nov. 5), plus...